While rumors of this has been floating online and in various entertainment publications since March, most people speculated he would be cast as either the intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo or super villain Black Adam. However, in a recent interview with Total Film, He is quoted as saying the following:
I will say this. There’s a character out there that we’re going to announce very soon that I’m going to play, and I’ll just say this: This character has the power of Superman, he can throw down. Just say the word. That’s all I’m going to say.
Comic speculators are now saying Dwayne has been cast to play Shazam (Also known as Captain Marvel in Justice League Unlimited and Young Justice).
This would be the ideal choice as the Shazam/Captain Marvel film is set for production following the release of the Batman/Superman film Dawn of Justice. However, nothing will be revealed until Saturday, during the Warner Brothers panel.